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  1. Three of our executive directors have announced they will be stepping down from their roles.

  2. The Long Term Plan for the NHS will signal a reset on performance over the next five years, as frontline staff and managers continue to ensure record numbers of patients get the healthcare and support they need.

  3. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will get enhanced support to improve its services for patients as we have placed the trust into special measures for quality reasons.

  4. We have announced plans to work more closely with Health Education England to ensure the national workforce system is well aligned.

  5. Trusts across England saved £288 million in the last financial year by securing the best deals for commonly bought items, such as syringes, disposable gloves, loo roll and shoe covers. The money freed up can be reinvested into other services and equipment.

  6. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is no longer in special measures for financial reasons as a result of improvements in financial performance and management.

  7. NHS leaders have today shared a plan that highlights the areas the NHS should focus on to prepare for increased demand this coming winter.

  8. The NHS could free up £480m to reinvest into NHS services and improve patient care if trusts filled temporary vacancies with workers from a ‘staff bank’ instead of using expensive staffing agencies.

  9. Today we have published an independent review we commissioned Deloitte to carry out of the effectiveness of board leadership and governance at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) in London.

  10. The NHS saved £324 million last financial year by switching from using 10 expensive medicines to better value and equally effective alternatives, with even more saving to be achieved this year.

  11. We have appointed six non-executive board members, which include the reappointments of current members, Lord Patrick Carter and Lord Ara Darzi, and the appointments of four new members.

  12. BSUH is no longer in special measures for financial reasons following improvements in financial performance and management at the trust.

  13. We have implemented a cross organisational group, which is committed to make improvements and address issues around exception reporting practices and culture for junior doctors.

  14. The NHS has announced plans to improve patient care by cutting long stays in hospitals.

  15. Today we're lifting some of the regulatory undertakings placed on Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust over two years ago after an independent review highlighted progress in a number of areas.

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